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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
right out of high school with the promise that they can further their education while in the military. this helps not only our troops but an educated military helps america. now the administration has broken another promise. thousands of troops can no longer go to college because the education program has been scuttled. for the sake of politics, the chicken little administration has handpicked programs to cut that would make americans feel the sequester the most. one of those programs is the military tuition assistance program. mr. speaker, tuition assistance for our military is not much money. the pentagon, the department of defense, has a budget of $700 billion. this little program is .1% of e $700 billion department of defense program. the tuition assistance program is great because it's one of the ways our government can take care of our men and women who help us. it's allowed members of the military to take 870,000 courses and graduate 50,000 individuals from many degrees. that is remarkable. but the program is gone thus sayeth the white house. the over the past few weeks i have
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 10:00am EDT
their education will lead them to good-paying jobs when they graduate. a balanced budget gives them that confidence that their future will not be threatened by staggering debt. most important we must balance our budget for our children and grandchildren who deserve the same chance of the american dream that we have been given. rather than handing them a bill for this generation's irresponsibility, a balanced budget will allow us to hand them a brighter future, an american future. our budget, a balanced budget, represents a departure from the status quo here in washington and it represents house republicans' commitment to moving our nation forward in a fiscally responsible way. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, mr. sarbanes, for five minutes. mr. sarbanes: mr. speaker, i rise today to commemorate the 192nd anniversary of greek independence day. greece and america are history's most storied democracies. our founding fathers borrowed heavily from
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
education so that we are competitive and number one to build that, strengthens and sustains our commitment to our seniors, whether it's their economic or their health security. in contrast to the ryan bill, billion, almost $100 $the 8 billion from pell grants, $100 billion from pell grants, and in the decade ends the is a job uarantee loser in the short-term and even more so in the long-term. so the contrast could not have been different. one, a statement of our values to support of the middle class, which is the backbone of our democracy. again honoring the vows of our founders. the other a job loser ends the medicare guarantee and makes it more difficult for young people to afford a college education. be - now our members will taking that message home about the contrast in budget priorities about the observance of the third year anniversary of health care, affordable care act, and what that means in the lives of america's working families. and in celebration of the fact that we have a new inspirational leader until rome, pope francis. >> you didn't mention the c.r. was passed which under
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
bright but only if we educate the half truths and begin telling the real story of america's natural gas revolution. the stories about technology, private sector innovation, investment, financial risk, thousands of new jobs, new competition, new growth, a growing and better standard of living for more americans, lower energy costs, new industries, a revitalized energy sector, more jobs, more growth, energy security and optimism. this is the story of america's natural gas revolution. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for ne minute. >> mr. speaker, the ryan budget once again places the burden of deficit reduction on working americans while failing to stop the frivolous spending of oil subsidies for companies that cost americans billions of dollars every year. ms. duckworth: i'm concerned that it will end the guaran
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
of the women's rights legal defense and education fund. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> please identify yourselves, each, and make sure you faced the camera. >> my name is charles cooper. i represent the parties -- the parties and their lawyers have now litigated this case for almost four years. thelly, to this point, case as you have seen was presented to the court. penetrating measured questions on both sides and now it is in the hands of the court. we are looking forward to hopefully a prompt response. difficult,this is a controversial issue. >> thank you. -- [indiscernible] we believe that proposition 8 is constitutional. we believe the decision is with the people, not with the courts. wax thank you very much. thank you. good afternoon. andrew. i am the general counsel for the protect marriage coalition. today, we feel that we clearly presented the winning case for marriage. we think that our lead counsel did an outstanding job delivering the arguments with great clarity. we think the hearing went very well. we would like to thank all of our supporters and the people who he
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Mar 25, 2013 12:00pm EDT
education committee, this is not just a veterans issue, it is an issue for the entire nation, but we have in terms of mental health providers. these long wait times that i mentioned are partially caused by staffing shortages. i am pleased that secretaries hassecchi -- shinsechi applied to hire more mental health conditions. as of the 13th they fired more than3000, including more 1100 of these new mental health clinicians. this is good progress towards reaching their goal. emphasize this point, i am very concerned that va has hired only 37 clinicians in the last two months. i understand the challenges. i think we all understand the challenges. you do not walk down the street and get the first person. you want to make sure the person you are hiring is well-trained and of the quality that the veterans deserve, but clearly the va must step up hiring if they intend to meet their goal of 16 new clinicians by june of this year. they will be attempting to meet over 500 in the next few months and i do not see how that is possible. we do want to talk to the va about how they are moving forward in t
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
invest in people an jobs and education -- ms. slaughter: i yield the gentlelady an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: when off preschool program, when you have programs that transition women out of their homes after raising children into jobs, when off program that allows young people with a college degree to get a job, when you have programs that invest in infrastructure and build highways and bridges that america is begging for, like we built the hoover dam, then our grandchildren and children will receive an america that we invested in, they'll receive a fwift and they'll be able to work with their hands and their minds and they will have the ability to pay down any debt, they'll close any deficit, and they'll be grateful to do it because america will be the greatest nation that it condition. don't constantly pound us with our grandchildren and our children. right now, today, america can afford to pay for what we are doing in the van hollen democratic budget because we are creating jobs, we're building infrastructure, we're making
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the health, education, and welfare of all persons of society. honored andge is where there is a flourishing marriage culture, everyone benefits, spouses, their children, and the communities and societies in which they live. on the other hand, where a marriage begins to erode, social pathology of every sort quickly manifest themselves. experience confirms this commodified confirms this, and even president obama recognizes this fact. it is the reason that his administration runs a father would add initiative that describes votto lessner as as "a growing crisis on america, one that described many of the challenges that we are facing. when data are not around, but young people are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal- justice system and become young parents themselves." we're herehe reasons today. marriage is not about what adults want, but what children need. advocates of same-sex marriage often point out that we failed to uphold our own definition of marriage. and too often, they are right. too often, we have failed to model for the world marri
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 10:00am EDT
where we make important investments in science and research and education, it more . an doubles the sequester cut it violates important commitments we've made to our seniors. it reopens the prescription drug doughnut hole so seniors with high health care costs will pay thousands more during the period of this budget. it turns medicare into a voucher program so seniors face the risk of rising health care costs. and finally, mr. chairman, it's based on this false idea that you can claim to balance the budget in 10 years when you claim also to be getting rid of obamacare when all they do is get rid of the benefits of obamacare. this reached the time of balance because they keep the affordable care act, obamacare. i urge my colleagues to reject this approach and to adopt the balanced democratic approach to dealing with these national challenges. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized for 3 1/2 minutes. mr. ryan: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. ryan: mr. chairman, this budget is c
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
makes america strong. like education, the ability of students to attend college, medical research and inthe noah vation, the about of -- ability of our older neighbors to live their lives in dignity in their retirement years through medicare and long-term care. now we get a lot of advice and economists across the board, in fact, our own congressional budget office, advise that the best and fastest way to reduce the deficit to is to make sure people across america have jobs and are working. it is inexplicable that the republican budget proposes to eliminate jobs in construction, in education, scientific research, and instead heaps the burden on middle class families. experts predict the republican budget will reresult in job losses of two million fewer jobs next year alone. that's on top of 750,000 jobs lost by the end of the year due to the sequester republicans will not replace. just as the economy is improving for our neighbors and small businesses back home. in contrast, the democratic alternative will cren rate 1.2 million more job, stop the sequester and in committee, democra
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
energy, about investing in education so we are competitive and number-one, to build and strengthen and sustained at have commitment to our seniors, whether their economic or their health security. in contrast to the ryan bill, which cuts almost $100 billion from $98 billion, from pell grants. $100 billion from pell grants --pet and crack grants grants. and is a job loser in the short and long term. the contrast could not have been different. one, a statement of our values, that is in support of the middle class, the backbone of our democracy, again, honoring the bows of left-handers, the other, a job loser, and ends the medicare guarantee, and makes it more difficult for young people to afford a college education. in,hat is the week we are and now our members will be taking that message home about the contrast in budget desert -- theout observance of the third-year anniversary of the affordable care act and what that means in the lives of american working families and a celebration of the fact that we have a new inspirational leader in rome. mention theot underfunding of the offer
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 10:00am EDT
women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job available. they deserve nothing less. it is my hope that this reckless and shortsighted decision will mark a turning point in american history and that that we will never again wage an unnecessary war. we must use all the tools of america's power in resolving disputes, including diplomacy. we must have sufficient congressional debate. we only debated this go to war resolution probably a couple hours. we need more debate and oversight before ever putting another u.s. soldier in harm's way. finally, mr. speaker, just like in iraq, there is no military solution in afghanistan. we need to bring the war in afghanistan to an accelerated end and to bring our troops home now. dr. martin luther king jr. in expressing his sentiment during a different war said, the bombs in vietnam exploded home. they destroy the hopes and possibilities of a decent america. let us put this decade of perpetual warfare behind us, invest in our veterans, our children, and get about the business of nation building here at hom
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
reinstitute racial segregation in public education. so, we know there are some things they can't do. >> they certainly can't do that. >> without flying in the face of the 14th amendment. the romer case opens with a quotation from justice harlan's dissent in plessy, and here's what justice kennedy says -- "the constitution neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. those words now are understood to state a commitment to the law's neutrality where the rights of persons are at stake." aren't you flying right in the face of that? >> your honor, if there are no reasons, no rational reasons to distinguish between citizens, then the constitution does not permit the law to distinguish between them and treat them differently. >> but the proponents of the ballot initiative in colorado made the perfectly logical argument that all they were doing was leveling the playing field and justice kennedy said, "that's not right, that's not correct." wasn't your honor, it right. they were doing much more than that. they were essentially opening gays and lesbians to private and public discrimination and
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2013 9:00am EDT
capital or infrastructure or investing in education, and those which do not, which endanger our future by adding to the national debt. and this war deficit was of the second type. amthird point that i passionate about, although it is difficult for many people to be passionate about accounting, but i am passionate about the lack of war accounting. one of the purposes of our book and the several book chapters that we have written since then is to argue that bad accounting matters. the u.s. owes nearly a trillion dollars in what business would call deferred compensation to the men and women who fought the war, but this liability does not appear anywhere on the national balance sheet. we did not account for the value of the 6658 lives lost in iraq and afghanistan. that is just the troops, not civilians, not contractors, except for small amount of life insurance money. even though civilian government agencies estimate the value of life at $7.20 million, so osha or epa would account for it at $7.20 million. we have accrued trillion of dollars and more debt, but we don't keep track of
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
makes investments in education, innovation and infrastructure necessary to job creation and economic growth and protects the middle class from these large tax increases. the democratic alternative reduces the deficit in a fiscal and responsible way and a balanced way. without causing harm today and without threatening our economic competitiveness for the future and reduces the deficit while meeting our commitment to our seniors, our elderly and to our children. i urge my colleagues to reject the republican budget that threatens our seniors, our middle class and our economic growth and to vote for the democratic alternative that builds on our great strength as a nation. innovative entrepreneurial business sector, skilled rs hard-working middle class, vote for the democratic alternative that will builds on hope, security and opportunity for all americans. the chair: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: the gentlelady from pennsylvania said that ending medicare as we know it. i got news for you, obamacare ends medicare as we know it. it takes the sa
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
around the d.c. metro area to the capitol for a fun and educational experience. since 1938 the derby has inspired thousands of the region's young people to learn the physics behind gravity racing and the engineering used to design soapbox racers. america's soapbox derby has been called the greatest amateur racing event in the world. and on june 15 it will continue to make history. the derby teaches sportsmanship, hard work and pride of accomplishment and it imbues its young participants with that same spirit of innovation that has long fueled america's greatness. young people who participate in these derbies are often sponsored by community groups, police departments, fire departments and others who want to invest in our country's future and a very direct and meaningful way -- in a very direct and meaningful way. every year i am incredibly proud of my constituents from maryland's fifth district who participate. a number of soapbox derby champions have come from the fifth district, including the 2009 s of the 2007, 2008, and last year. the winners in 2007 and 2008, kasey rader a
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 12:35am EDT
are speaker doing that. the home secretary has turned on the prime minister, and the education secretary has turned and the whole country can see what is going on. the blame game has begun and the truth is, mr. deputy speaker, the chancellor is last. not because of his judgment but because of pride, not because of the facts but the ideology. country wantse him, or the party, but because he is the prime minister's last line of defense. but bolus and boys are both in this together. understand, they don't understand, you need a recovery made by the many, not just a few people at the top. we have had new turns on charities and churches and caravans, but what is the one policy, what is the one policy that they are committed to. the top rate tax cut. speaker, john the banker? remember him. he has had a tough year with 1 million pounds. what does he get? of 42,000e tax cut pounds next year. half thousand pounds. double the average wage. that are ofe -- little better, bringing home 5 million pounds per year. the prime minister does not like to hear what he agreed to. 250,000t of nearly
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 10:00am EDT
education about families. we got to look back and we got [indiscernible] [indiscernible] between a man and a woman. our children have the right of a father and mother. tot is why we parade today our god almighty [indiscernible] , and god bless puerto rico. and god bless america. thank you. god bless you all. >> one of the sponsors of the event and one of the advocacy groups and washington who does so much good for protecting marriage is concerned women for america. have allisond to howard to speak with us today. >> thank you for coming out on the side of truth today. thank you. i stand here on behalf of more than 500,000 members of concerned women for america. and i want to take a minute and talk to the grown-ups and the room for a second. do not give up on us young people. on us onve up people. the media will tell you that i do not exist. i do exist, and i believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. my culture, my generation grew up in this culture that does nothing to support or protect marriage. we bear those scars. every young person bears those scars of a culture that
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